First time poster. I had a childhood bunny, so I have always loved rabbits. RIP Cinnamon 1995-2005
I recently got a rehomed rabbit, Alice, from Craigslist. The family had an unexpected baby and felt that they could not give her the proper attention. They gave me her exercise pen and all of her supplies for free because they really wanted her to find a good home. She is such a sweet bunny. She likes to jump in my lap and give me kisses!
She is about 2.5 years old, so I knew that spaying could not wait. I got her spayed on thursday and I got good news that she is in perfect health and the spay went really well. She was alert and eating not too long after the surgery. I brought her home and stayed vigil, making sure she ate. She was not happy to be stuck in a tiny cage for recovery. So unhappy that she would try and escape every time I put my hand in. I was able to get her to eat the antiobiotic and metacam lettuce and banana..maybe too groggy to know the difference!
I felt bad so I put her back into her exercise pen yesterday (Friday) as I figured it would be ok as there is nothing to jump on and she is not really prone to running around it. Now she wants out of the pen and to run around! She is biting at the doors, making a lot of noise, and actually running about >_<. She is angry with me and is refusing the medicine covered food! (I was even careful to just put a little medicine per food to hide the bad taste. I sat in her pen and gave her some lovins so I got her to eat the lettuce. noooooo Alice...no binkys!!!!!!!! =(. She is more hyper than she was before the surgery >_<
I need to give her some more lovins and get her to eat some metacam apples.. She is tired of the lettuce.
and she is grooming her abdomen!!! Fortunately, they used the internal dissolve sutures so she has not stitches to chew out.
1. Should I be worried about her activity level?
2. Is it ok for her to be grooming her abdomen (not bleeding, but red and swollen)? Does she need a collar?
3. Anyone have tips on getting rabbits to take meds?